Demolition Insurance Photos of Parkdale

Did you ever wonder what was there before a sudden demolition or fire?

And what have we lost

What was there, and what have we lost? In Parkdale, We Have Pictures!

We now have a photo of every building in South Parkdale under “Every Street and Building’ to the right of every page.

ALSO From Gord Perks: Pre-Application Meeting
422-430 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue(North West corner of Roncesvalles and Howard Park, former Funeral Home site) The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 7-8:30 PM,
At the Golden Café – 35 Golden Avenue, Suite 111
The developer of 422-430 Roncesvalles Avenue/ 76 Howard Park Avenue, Worsley Dream Roncesvalles Limited Partnership, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site. The developer is proposing a mid-rise residential building with ground floor retail space. Details will be available at the community meeting.
Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks’ Office at
Karen Duffy, Executive Assistant to
Councillor Gord Perks, Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14 Office: 416-338-5174
preseent Roncesvalles n of Howard Park 2015-04-01

present Roncesvalles n of Howard Park 2015-04-01

present south enterance off Howard Park 2015-04-01

present south entrance off Howard Park 2015-04-01


This beautiful new Victorian style Polychrome building stands at Ossington and College. Well done.

x 1910 Rocni Dundass n e

x 1910 Roncesvalles Dundas n e

x 1910 Rocni Dundass s e

x 1910 Roncesvalles Dundas s e

Pictures from Lost Toronto on this corner, compliments of Greg Chown

Roncesvalles and Howard Park/Then and Now

8246238964_b325766b69_bThe N/E corner in the early 1980’s. Photo by Patrick Cummins.

Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 10.26.06 AM2010.

POSTCARD+-+TORONTO+-+HOWARD+PARK++AVE+AND+SCHOOL-+WAGON+-+STREETCAR+-+EARLY Screen shot 2013-05-21 at 7.42.33 PMLooking west along Howard Park just west of Roncesvalles, 1910 and 2012.

Roncesvalles and Howard Park/ Then and NowLooking south down Roncesvalles from Howard Park during a snowstorm in the winter of 1925.
Howard Park is named after John Howard and was a road that lead to his property, now known as High Park.
Roncesvalles and Howard Park/ Then and Now

Looking south towards Howard Park, 1919.

306074_469995469737109_982359117_n Visit the area around 422 to 436 Roncesvalles Ave here.

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4 Responses to Demolition Insurance Photos of Parkdale

  1. Agatha King says:


    I do not think so that you can have the better built the dwelling better than This Funeral Home….it is the landmark in my opinion and it should stay partly as a frontal elevation as a part of historic Roncesvalles Avenue?
    I feel sorry that you disagree with my opinion. We have enough ‘new’ glass /aluminum condos around us? do not you think so? I lack the old architecture and we should preserve the each one for the future generation, Sir.

  2. Agatha King says:

    Hello and thank you Sir,

    I am very grateful for the material. I live in the High Park area at 255 Glenlake Avenue since 1984, it was my first flat I rented and still there.

    Love the area and admire some great architecture from XIX and early XX Centuries.
    I do not remember the corner of Roncesvalles/Howard Park where the 711 was located; but remember the Church and the Funeral Home where I attended two funerals. In my opinion this great landmark should not be destroy but should be composed in the new dwelling. It is a shame that Funeral Home is closed for good.
    Thank you for the treat.
    Happy Easter,

    Agata from High Park

    • jack gibney says:

      Agatha, I cannot see a way to repurpose a funeral home. I’m hoping for something appropriate to replace it.

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